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Internship Opportunities

Internships are experiential learning opportunities that occur outside the classroom. The potential benefits of completing an internship include:

  • applying your classroom knowledge and skills in the workforce
  • developing skills that will help you succeed in a future job or graduate school
  • testing a field of employment and exploring potential career paths
  • discovering what is and is not important to you in a future career
  • gaining practical experience that will make you more marketable when applying for jobs or graduate school
  • interacting with professional in the field you want to pursue and build your network

Internships that are approved for academic credit can partially fulfill the requirements for your major.

Psychology, Communication, and Organizational Sciences are diverse disciplines with countless career paths. Internships can be in many different areas including but not limited to mental health, social work, education, advertising and marketing, sports psychology, public health, law and law enforcement, human resources, and nonprofit work. Some internships are paid, and some are unpaid. Most internships are with organizations outside the university, but some are positions within the university such as being a peer mentor with the Ravens Scholars Program or a peer educator with Vandal Health Education or helping write the newsletter for the Communication program. Some of the organizations in the Moscow/Pullman area that students have interned with are Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, Latah Recovery Center and Crisis Center, Milestone Decisions, Opportunities Unlimited, and the Moscow Mentor Program. In other communities through Idaho, and even other states, students have interned with counseling agencies, crisis hotlines, marketing groups, political campaigns and offices, public K-12 schools, sports training and physical therapy facilities, residential mental health treatment centers, and violence prevention centers.

Your internship may be eligible for academic credit (PSYC 498/COMM 498/ORGS 498) if it is related to your field and allows you do do one or more of the following:

  • Apply knowledge from your psychology/communication courses in a real-world setting
  • Enhance your knowledge of psychology/communication theories an applications
  • Develop skills that improve preparation for a psychology/communication-related job or graduate study
  • Explore a potential career path related to psychology/communication

You must also have a supervisor at your internship site who will oversee your work, provide feedback and evaluation, and verify the number of hours you completed. The course you enroll in will involve some reflection activities and a final report of your work at your internship site. Each credit of the 498 course requires 45 hours of internship activity.

  1.  Obtain a job, internship, or volunteer opportunity related to psychology, communication, or organizational science.
    • Career Services can assist with this search
    • If you have questions about whether a particular position is eligible for academic credit or would like some examples of internships, contact the coordinator for your program
  2.  Complete and sign the internship agreement with the supervisor at your internship site.
    • Email your internship coordinator to request the internship agreement form.
  3.  Return the internship agreement to your program coordinator.
    • Upon review and approval of a completed and signed agreement, you will be given permission to allow you to register.

 

Psychology & Communication

Physical Address:
206 Student Health Center

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communication
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

Phone: 208-885-6324

Fax: 208-885-7710

Email: psyc-comm@uidaho.edu

Web: Psychology and Communication

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